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Marinduque Rep. Velasco says partylist solons can help push Duterte legislative agenda

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Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco said that partylist representatives will be a great help in advancing the legislative agenda of the administration.

Velasco, who has been anointed by Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as the next House Speaker, congratulated all the winning party lists.

The Commission on Elections has proclaimed the winning partylists last May 23 at the PICC.

For 18th Congress, 61 seats will be occupied by partylist congressmen.

The Marinduque solon said that several groups which secured seats at the House of Representatives are allies of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“The entry to the 18th Congress of the partylist groups that are closely occupied with President Duterte would hopefully translate to the speedy passage of measures in the administration’s legislative agenda,” said Velasco.

He also expressed hope that the partylist solons will truly advance their causes for the the sector that they represent.

“Personally, I am excited to be working with our newly elected legislators, not just those from the partylist groups, so we can expedite the process and ensure that PRRD’s legislative agenda will be prioritized.”